hrough the Saturday paper (you must excuse me but I can’t remember if it was the National Post or the Globe and Mail this Saturday), I came upon a photograph of a striking, dark-haired woman. The accompanying article told me this was none other than Diablo Cody, the first-time wonder screenwriter who penned the fantastic screenplay for Juno, one of my favourite movies of 2007 (you must check out Margot’s fabulous review of the film!).
The article went to tell Diablo’s great story: A stripper and phone-sex operator, Diablo wrote a blog (whose name I won’t reveal due to it’s racy nature, but it’s located at www.diablocody.blogspot.com) which detailed her exploits in the industry. As you can imagine, her witty style and naughty content quickly gathered an audience of appreciative readers. One such reader was a Hollywood producer who, so enchanted with her capacity for humour, asked her to write a screenplay. And that, my friends, was Juno! Reading her fairy tale-like story of a blogger who found success in Hollywood by such happenstance inspired me tremendously!
As a blogger, here are my feelings: every few days or so, I send out my thoughts and inner musings to the wide and wonky web world, rarely knowing who or how many read my heartfelt words. Some of you comment, and for that I’m grateful, but others don’t and I’m sure they have their reasons. What touched me most about Diablo’s story was the connection she made to the outside world through her blog. It reaffirmed to me that yes, bloggers’ words are heard and appreciated! Way to go, Diablo, and I can’t wait for your next film.